Basic Design is one of the fundamental courses of design education which had been first developed and implemented as a primary element of Bauhaus and Modernism in the 1920s, leading to significant changes in the related disciplines afterward. Some scholars argued that the significance of the course is so powerful that many other disciplines and age groups can benefit from it. Following this argument, a one-day workshop was developed for children’s hands on learning experience. Hosted by a number of municipal agencies in Istanbul, in these series of workshops kids aged 5-7 designed 2D basic design compositions. Workshops aim to be inclusive hence all were free of charge and open to all kids. The paper first discusses the potentials of basic design course as a way to critical and creative thinking and secondly presents the results of the workshop. It is argued that informel learning, studio environment, and critical thinking may be utilized for better education.
PresentersGülsün Pelin Sarıoğlu Erdoğdu
Associate Professor, Architecture, Doğuş University, Turkey
BASIC DESIGN, HAND ON LEARNING, WORKSHOP, INCLUSIVE PRACTICES